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Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Best place to enjoy the tropical evergreen forests.Treat for birdwatchers especially on the months of September to March. Birds like Malabar grey hornbill, ceylon frogmouth and lots of migratory birds can be found. You should need the help of a guide if you are into...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The place is situated on the outskirts of Kothamangalam. It always has a cool atmosphere as the place is on the banks of Periyar river. I haven't seen many birds there though. But the place was great. Boating is another attraction nearby the bird sanctuary.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AnusreeP10
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Though the view of birds are seasonal ,The place is Eco-friendly and neatly maintained.You can see some snakes,Crocodiles here. Need to add more facilities

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank MidhinS3
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Gopinathan M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The birds we can see depends upon season. But sometimes , it will be eye-catching experience having wide varietyof birds. There is keralite restaurant offering foods. The natural beauty is excellent as it's near periyar river. Bhoothathankettu is nearby to visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Rsmbjk
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Absolutely fabulous!!! Finally got to spot the Grey-headed Bulbul inside the sanctuary. Entry is only Rs 50.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rishib80
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We are planned to visit this place in vacation time. But But forests closed no man can entered to place. Some Cage's are empty

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jobin A
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Don't go there if you are outside that area, nothing to see there. You can see, 1 monkey, one crocodile, one king cobra,few fishes, two tortoises., That's all....For 40rs per head fee. Also don't have tea or any eatables from the santuary cafeteria the taste...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank FijoJ4
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I went with k.v.eldhose birding trips it was brilliant..peacefull Plenty of birds lovely and warm easy to get to I saw many species there.lots of different terrain to give much variety in the bird life...

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank garganey1
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Having heard so much about Thattekkad Couldn't sight many birds though photography was not the main agenda. There were no guides available on Sunday. the booking office guy said private guides are usually present who charge anywhere between Rs.500 and Rs.2000 (again very tricky). The...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ananth S
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